Hi, WECAN!

We miss you and want to see and smile with you again…soon…as in this weekend!

Did you know that our very own WECAN Executive Director, Francine Maigue, is an award-winning choreographer and dancer? Francine choreographed and will be performing a dance piece directly aimed at empowering women this SATURDAY, MAY 1st at 4pm in the Lowell Lecture Hall, Harvard University, no tickets necessary!

This one-of-a-kind piece has been selected to be included in this weekend’s ARTS FIRST Dance Festival, a Harvard tradition.

Cheer on Francine in her final performance at Harvard before she graduates at the end of the month. She and her incredible cast of strong women will inspire you with choreography involves at least a dozen different dance styles ranging from classical ballet to salsa, breakdancing to Tahitian. It is a fun ride that will make you wanna stand up, dance, and cheer!

Bring your friends, kids, or colleagues, and make a fun spring day of it! Amazing women artists, warm weather, and WECAN: it’s the perfect combination! Please email us if you need more information.

See you there!

Your WECAN Team

Hello WECAN followers!

It just so happens that April is Poetry Month, and we here at WECAN believe that you should have a reason to be inspired, to believe in yourself, whenever you need to. Throughout history there have been amazing women writers and poets, and we believe they should be showcased here!

We also want to give you – our community! – the opportunity to submit your own poetry and writing. Do you write when you need to feel empowered? Do you have inspirational sayings, quotes, or stories that you think about? Do you have examples of empowering moments you believe the world can benefit from?

E-mail us 500 words or less at harvardwecan@gmail.com! Send us your poetry, thoughts, stories and more, and you could be featured on the front page of WECAN as an Empowered Woman!

HAPPY POETRY MONTH and look here for all your empowerment needs!

Hello everyone!

As we wrap-up all of our photographs, post-coverage and more from our successful WECAN Dream Event, one of our speakers has kindly requested your support because she was so inspired by our attendees!

Miss Massachusetts is currently competing for Miss USA, and we completely support her! Follow the directions below, and you can support her too! It takes about two minutes, and she is very appreciative of your time.

Instructions:
1. Go to http://www.missusa.com
2. Choose Log In
3. Choose Create One (for a new account)
4. Fill in the information and press Submit
5. Once successful, go to your e-mail and you’ll find an e-mail regarding registration.
6. Open the e-mail and follow the link to activate your account
7. Log in and choose “Contestants”
8. Scroll down to Miss Massachusetts (Lacey Wilson)
9. Next to “Rate This Member”, choose the 5th star! (or click her name and choose the 5th star)

Thank you, one and all, for your support of WECAN and Lacey Wilson! Stay tuned for more pictures, updates, and news, and keep checking the website for our MAY 1 ARTS-FIRST EVENT!

Thank you!
William Gray,
Media & PR Director, WECAN
on behalf of Lacey Wilson

It’s time for pictures, pictures, pictures!

Thank you, again, to all of our speakers and attendees for our launch event at Harvard! The Ultimate Magazine has been kind enough to host photographs of the event, and the beautiful fashion show they held, on their website! Find them here!

On behalf of the WECAN Dream Team, I thank you for joining us for a very special day! We celebrate you, our new friends, and look forward to seeing you at our next event! Check back soon for pictures of WECAN Dream 2010 at Harvard University.

Keep believing you can! Who can? WECAN! With positive energy and a full heart,

*Francine A. Maigue, Executive Director, WECAN

Do you know of a woman in our community who deserves to be recognized?

Maybe she’s a mother who is re-pursuing her education. Maybe she’s a student leader trying to make a difference.

Maybe she’s YOU!

Email us at HarvardWECAN@gmail.com, and in 200 words or less, tell us why you think a certain woman deserves to be recognized as a WECAN Woman of the Year. Make sure to include your full name and contact info, as well as your nominee’s full name and contact info.

We want this to be a special surprise, but honorees must be present to be awarded their special medals. Please make sure your nominee registers at WECAN.eventbrite.com.

WECAN Dream, a FULL day created especially for YOU

Saturday, March 27, 2010 | Harvard University | 9AM – 5PM

Celebrity Guests | Inspiring Keynotes | Empowering Workshops

Networking & Rejuvenation | Free Giveaways

FEATURING:

Free hair styling, makeovers, skin care, and massages courtesy of Paul Mitchell Rhode Island!

Fashion Show presented by The Ultimate Magazine!

Meditation Room by Boston Maum Center!


WECAN’s mission is to empower women across ages and backgrounds through engaging events and an easily accessible network of resources that educate and enable them to pursue their professional and personal goals with skill and confidence.

Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Female Fact of the week: According to WebMD.com, “Women are twice as likely to develop clinical depression as men, and as many as one out of every four women is likely to experience an episode of major depression at some point in life.”

WECAN strives to provide a series of opportunities and support for women, through which they are able to share their stories and ambitions and connect emotionally and professionally with other women and mentors propelling them to the superior standard of excellence, balance, and contentment in their lives that they not only aspire to attain but that they so rightfully deserve.